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Rachael F. Goldberg

Rachael is a native New Yorker and life-long theatre devotee. She saw her first Broadway show, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at age five, and has been hooked ever since. The summer she was supposed to work on her master’s thesis, she saw roughly ten shows in three months, including two camp-outs for standing room tickets for “Book of Mormon.” Sadly, her acting skills are severely lacking (just ask anyone who had to suffer through her performance as Marty in “Grease”), so she leaves the acting to the professionals and sticks to another type of drama: politics.




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BWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company
Posted: Feb. 16, 2021


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BWW Review: ETTA & ELLA ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE at Round House Theatre PhotoBWW Review: ETTA & ELLA ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE at Round House Theatre
Posted: Jan. 12, 2021


BWW Review: THIS IS WHO I AM at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: THIS IS WHO I AM at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Posted: Dec. 17, 2020


BWW Review: TRANS AM at The Keegan Theatre PhotoBWW Review: TRANS AM at The Keegan Theatre
Posted: Nov. 18, 2020


BWW Review: THE RESURRECTION OF ALICE at The Essential Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE RESURRECTION OF ALICE at The Essential Theatre
Posted: Dec. 16, 2020


BWW Review: MUSEUM 2040 at 4615 Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: MUSEUM 2040 at 4615 Theatre Company
Posted: Mar. 10, 2020


BWW Review: FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO at Keegan Theatre PhotoBWW Review: FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO at Keegan Theatre
Posted: Nov. 17, 2020


BWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company
Posted: Feb. 16, 2021


BWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company
February 16, 2021

'Torn' is a well-researched, cleverly produced production with an interesting story at its heart. The show may not live up to the theatre company’s name, but it’s an enjoyable enough production with a worthwhile tale to tell.

BWW Review: ETTA & ELLA ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE at Round House Theatre
January 12, 2021

The production commits the cardinal sin in storytelling, telling instead of showing. This stripped, dispassionate presentation is particularly frustrating because there are moments in which the story peeks through the delivery, and we get a glimmer of something fascinating, but the story is too many times removed to make an emotional connection.

BWW Review: THIS IS WHO I AM at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
December 17, 2020

This Is Who I Am is a compelling emotional tale, defying our expected limits of technology to bring us a deep, profound human connection over a video call. With clever, layered uses of language and deeply poignant discussions, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s play shows us that human connection isn’t just possible under these circumstances, but able to thrive.

BWW Review: THE RESURRECTION OF ALICE at The Essential Theatre
December 16, 2020

The Resurrection of Alice is a well-researched, superbly acted play. There are some flaws, but the production is well worth seeing for its heart, empathy, and even humor. It will hopefully both entertain audiences and encourage them to become advocates for children like Alice.

BWW Review: TRANS AM at The Keegan Theatre
November 18, 2020

'TRANS AM' is a powerful, honest portrayal of a fascinating and gifted woman, and brings a beautiful blend of storytelling and performance to the stage (and our screens). With its compelling story, sensational music, and deep emotionality, 'TRANS AM' is a show that stays with audiences in the best way, and makes you excited to see what Lisa’s next steps will be.

BWW Review: FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO at Keegan Theatre
November 17, 2020

'From Gumbo to Mumbo' is like a favorite books of poetry – a little rough when you’re still learning the rhythms, but ultimately captivating. Anderson and Lawson-Brown’s command of language is stunning, and the linguistic juxtapositions in this script are so artful, the audience could discover a new, intriguing turn of phrase with each viewing.

BWW Review: AMERICAN DREAMS at Round House Theatre
October 8, 2020

Round House Theatre leans into our current circumstances and puts on a good show. It's just a shame that our reality is so much worse than we could have envisioned only a few years ago that even cautionary and bitingly political statements now fall short of where we really are.

BWW Review: ((EMOJI PLAY)) at Solas Nua Theatre
October 7, 2020

I've been as hungry for new shows as I'm sure many theater fans have been. And this particular show has the creativity, resourcefulness, and talent to bring us what we've been missing. But the underdeveloped back story, the shaky premise, and the technical issues make the experience fall short of the expectations the production's potential sets for it.

BWW Feature: #OpenYourLobby: The Latest in The Theater Community's History of Protest
June 30, 2020

The #OpenYourLobby movement is the latest in the Theater Community's history of protest.

BWW Review: MUSEUM 2040 at 4615 Theatre Company
March 10, 2020

'Museum 2040' is a stunning, meticulous look at the future we face if we don't break out of the cycles that have become a part of American life. Renee Calarco's world-building is impressively, hauntingly, realistic, and it's beautifully brought to life by 4615's incredible cast and crew.

BWW Review: EASY WOMEN SMOKING LOOSE CIGARETTES at Signature Theatre
March 2, 2020

'Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes' is a smart, insightful show with an incredibly talented cast and production team. It's a heartfelt, surprisingly funny, and achingly realistic portrayal of a family struggling with their demons, brought to life by an outstanding team.

BWW Review: WORLD STAGES: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at The Kennedy Center
February 14, 2020

Overall, 'La Clemenza di Tito' is an interesting take on the beloved Mozart piece, though it feels very rough as a production, and the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater may not be the ideal venue for this staging. But with a fabulous cast, team of dancers, and orchestra, it still makes for an enjoyable evening.

BWW Review: WORLD STAGES: HEROINE at The Kennedy Center
February 13, 2020

'Heroine' handles a number of deep, complex issues. And yet, it manages to do so with a sensitivity and care that feels respectful and fitting to those it portrays, directly or indirectly. The care and attention put into this production by every member of the team shows in the performance, and beyond the stage.

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE at The Kennedy Center
January 24, 2020

Sir Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' has a reputation as a beloved, fascinating, and powerful ballet. The latest production certainly justifies this reputation.

BWW Review: A MEASURE OF CRUELTY at 4615 Theatre Company
January 19, 2020

'A Measure of Cruelty' is a deep, intimate portrait of what happens when social norms and expectations drive people to act in ways that are more damaging than fulfilling, more harmful than helpful, and how to break the cycles of violence and anger we think need to define us, especially men.

BWW Review: LE CABARET DE CARMEN at IN Series
January 7, 2020

IN Series' 'Le Cabaret de Carmen' is a haunting, beautiful spin on the popular tragedy. It's a unique and thoughtful retelling, with a wonderful cast and production team, and is entrancing from its languid opening to its dramatic finale.

BWW Review: EUREKA DAY at Mosaic Theater Company
December 12, 2019

'Eureka Day' is still a fun show with a solid cast and production team. I certainly laughed, and enjoyed the performance. But I also had a lingering distaste from its heavy-handed, clumsy messaging.

BWW Review: SHE THE PEOPLE: THE RESISTANCE CONTINUES! at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
December 9, 2019

The Second City's 'She the People' is back at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The jokes and social commentary have been updated to address current events, as well as keep some evergreen topics fresh and remind us how upsetting it is that some things are considered evergreen. But, above all, 'She the People' is a call to action. It's a reminder that women's experiences matter, and women's voices matter.

BWW Review: Fall in Love with DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Arena Stage
December 8, 2019

'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a moving, funny, and heartbreaking show with a sweetly earnest cast and a formidable production team. Based on the true story of playwright Ken Ludwig's parents' letters and courtship during World War II, 'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a lovingly told and timeless romance, and a pleasurable reminder of the past and of our humanity.

BWW Review: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at Imagination Stage
November 27, 2019

Imagination Stage has revived their Helen Hayes Award-winning 2012 production of 'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe' for the 2019 holiday season. With stunning sets and engaging musical elements, it's not hard to see why this production is a local favorite. The show takes a well-known tale and retells with the fun creativity of a children's production, but with the sensibilities that play to adults' nostalgia.



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